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Forum Post: "Say No To Slave Wages"

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 7, 2012, 4:17 p.m. EST by far2wrld (53)
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Nowadays we are seeing more and more employers offering minimum wage and temporary job positions than ever. Employers ask alot from the worker and give back very little in return. The trend now is that employers are asking for perfect work histories, clean background checks including misdemeaners and speeding tickets, credit history, education:high school diploma/ community college and or university degrees. In return they offer you a crapy salary. Continueing your education doesnt have the incentives they once had. Now you just inherit another debt(student loan). The media and the President keep saying that the U.S lacks skilled well educated workers to fill in job openings. The truth of the matter is that the U.S lacks better wages and permanent job positions. CEO's and investors are not the companies because the workers are the company. Without workers they have no company.With rising food prices set for next year due to the drought condition and other factors.Rising gas prices in 2013. Good luck with your Ramen Noodle dinners because you deserve it. If people keep being submissive things will never change. Say no to slave wages $7.25 -$9.00 an hour and temporary job positions.



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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

You know what helps? Unions.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22871) 5 years ago

Occupy Workers' Rights!!

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

There's far too many here on the forum that do not.

What should we do about that?

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22871) 5 years ago

We have attracted many trolls, shooz, because this movement is a threat. The American worker IS waking up and it's kind of scary to some people. And, they can say what they want, but Occupy has changed the conversation in this country. So, just keep keepin' on and doing the good work that you do.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Some days, I just get tired of slapping them and being called names by them.

I know....sticks and stones, but still, I get tired of it.

I stand in solidarity with all working man and women and their right to organize a union, free from limiting legislation like "right to work".

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22871) 5 years ago

Don't let it bother you shooz. What you do here is valuable, that is why they attack. The worst part of it is that they actually believe the crap that they spew. It is truly disheartening.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

I really am going to look into an auto ban at a certain negative karma value.

It's getting old.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22871) 5 years ago

I hear you. Moderating a site like this where there is so much opposition is not an easy task, but, then again, neither is massive social change.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

You've accused me before of being part of a right wing conspiracy solely because I've criticized the president for drone strikes and bailouts. Or because I talked about how local station ownership works.

I had no idea you were a moderator. I guess thanks for not banning me!

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

I don't recall doing that, I stay out of the drone "wars" anyway, so yer makin' stuff up.

Why would you do that?

I'm a mod? OK, If you say so. Yer welcome.............:)

[-] 1 points by GroverPledge (0) 5 years ago

The more trolls the better. When there are lots of trolls, its a good sign.

OT spend way too much time trying to figure out what to do with them. I say "Welcome to politics kids!!" ...

Trolls on a forum are the least of the planets concerns.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22871) 5 years ago

I agree. It shows how worried you are.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Say no to ALL anti-union activities and get out there and organize where there are no unions.

Together WE negotiate, divided YOU beg.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

The drive for living wages is actually secondary to restructuring the economy. Outsourcing and uncontrolled immigration has to be stopped. I'd recommend shifting wholesale to a small business/jobs economy. No businesses should be allowed to become so big that they restrain competition and overpower democracy.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Student loans have become predatory loans.

[-] 1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 5 years ago

So should all businesses be nationalized?

[-] 1 points by dreamingforward (394) from Gothenburg, NE 5 years ago

Strike at the root. Why should you report to the beneficiaries of thiefs and murderers at all?

[-] 4 points by far2wrld (53) 5 years ago

8.00 bucks an hour will get you a small bag of chips and a gallon of gas. Its like working for free.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3144) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

The math doesn't add up http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/us-commentary/25679-us-retail-collapse-accelerates


In the same month (this summer) that the World Bank was reporting global food prices soaring at an annualized rate of 120%, and Asian governments were meeting to discuss “the global food-price crisis”; the U.S. government proclaimed that inflation in the U.S. was (literally) 0%.

Zero percent inflation in the U.S.; 120% inflation in “the world.” You do the math.

[-] 1 points by dreamingforward (394) from Gothenburg, NE 5 years ago

Why should you pay for resources (like oil and fruit) the earth made?

[-] -1 points by Sitapea (-28) from Fort Belvoir, VA 5 years ago

Funny... why not just no to all wages?